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Steven Soderbergh

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Steven Soderbergh

Steven Soderbergh (born January 14, 1963, Atlanta, Georgia) is an American film director. Soderbergh's first film, sex, lies, and videotape which he both wrote and directed, won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and became a worldwide commercial success. He was at the time the youngest ever filmmaker to receive that award.

In 2001 he received an Academy Award for Best Director for Traffic, while another of his films Erin Brockovich featuring Julia Roberts, was also nominated in the same category. His subsequent two films Ocean's Eleven and Full Frontal, also had a role for Roberts. Other regular actors to work with Soderbergh are Luis Guzmn, Don Cheadle, Catherine Keener and George Clooney, with whom he co-owns the production company "Section Eight Productions" that produced films including Far From Heaven, Insomnia and Clooney's directing debut Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

Soderbergh often works as his own director of photography under the alias of Peter Andrews. In March 2002, Soderbergh was elected First Vice President of the Directors Guild of America.

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